ENG202 Class 2
September 24 2013
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Canterbury Tales
- What comes to mind when prof says “knighthood?”
o Knight shiny armor could sound romantic, saving a woman’s life,
emphasizing physical and sexual prowess, hero, masculinity, etc.
o Major French influence in the Roman influence, in the literature and
other cultures. It is still very much reflected in English literature,
which is different from the times before then.
- Youtube video: Monty Python and the Holy Grail – The Black Knight
o Think about what is funny about the scene and what critiques the
o There are some values the society buys into
o Honour overrides the theme
- Text – specific moments in the text where reputation of knight is explored
o We see the best and most excellent things associated with the knights.
Some of the main values are horseback, military strengths, and
o It is referring to the ritual we see as the poem. In the line of food and
generosity, everyone there was merry and cheerful with good food,
which is part of courtesy. It is the most unwelcome visitors.
o When green giant comes in, they are polite to him. Whatever he does,
it is not good.
o We can see that things will be more detailed. So far it is more of a
welcoming gesture. If you are protecting and doing battle, keeping
people safe and winning is not all that practical. It seems that it can
bring you into contact that you need to protect. This is one of the way
what courtesy is – military prowess.
- Everyone turns out to be very significant – we see repetition at the end. Here
we see 5 senses that they are perfect and masculine. We see also that there is
a concise definition for terms such as generosity.
- (7) The description of the Knight